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Boots, a 5-year-old male black and white domestic short-haired cat with white spats, is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

He’s a bit shy when you first meet him, but warms up fast, says AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.

“His favorite thing is head scratches,” Hardter said. “Boots is also an energetic gent who loves to spend some of that energy playing with his toys, especially pipe cleaners.”

Boots is currently available from an AWLA foster home, but you can learn more about him or schedule time to meet him by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-746-4774 (opt. 2).

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Mars has lived at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria for four months without being adopted.

The three–year-old fawn-colored terrier mix has expressive eyes and a tail that doesn’t stop wagging when he’s in the company of his favorite people, AWLA told ALXnow.

“Mars is the AWLA’s longest resident,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter said. “While the team at the AWLA provides enrichment, exercise and a whole lot of love to all the animals in our care, a shelter is no substitute for a home, and sensitive Mars is getting more and more stressed every day in his kennel.  This type of stress can affect an animal’s mental and physical well-being, and we’re worried that is just what is going to happen to Mars.”

Hardter said that Mars needs to get out of the shelter environment, whether it is through meeting his new family and being adopted into a new home or even a break from his kennel in a foster home.

Anyone interested in learning more about and adopting Mars should email [email protected], and anyone who would like to foster him should email [email protected].

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Toys, treats and neck rubs — Kitty knows what he wants.

The four-year-old gray and white male domestic short-haired cat is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare league of Alexandria.

“Once Kitty gets to know you, be prepared for a loyal companion,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “Kitty is also a keen observer, fascinated as much by the people around him as the birds out the window, and he can’t wait to see what he can…well, see from the vantage point of his new home.”

Hardter said Kitty is a fan of all kinds of toys, treats and head and neck rubs.

Schedule time to meet Kitty at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-by-Appointment.

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Nobody is quite sure why, but Lars has lived at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria for a while without being adopted.

The two-year-old male gray and while domestic short-haired cat has been staying with a foster family lately.

“Lars is the perfect Office Administrator for a work-at-home lifestyle,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXNow. “If you’re at your desk, Lars wants to be right by your side…or on your desk…or your keyboard, helping you along every step of the way.”

Lars’ adoption fees have been pre-paid by a generous donor, so if you’d like to learn more about meeting him in his foster home, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.

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Malt is always dressed to impress.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria says that the adoption fee has been covered for the three-year-old male black and white “tuxedo” cat.

“Malt is an energetic young cat who loves chasing wand toys, climbing to the top of ‘Mount Cat Tower’ and watching the world go by from his windowed enclosure at the AWLA,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Although he’d love it even more from a window at his own house.”

Malt is a cat of adult tastes and would prefer a family of adults or children older than 16, Hardter said.

Schedule time to meet him virtually or in-person by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-746-4774.

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Terrier mix Carlie might be a handful, but she makes up for it with positive energy.

The three-year-old’s adoption fees have also been pre-paid by a generous donor, and the Animal Welfare of Alexandria says she is a smart dog capable of learning lots of tricks.

“Carlie loves her toys, especially the ones that can be as rough and tumble as she is,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow.

To learn more about Carlie, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.

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The AWLA’s Spring Fling adoption event is on Saturday, May 14. (Via AWLA)

Looking for a companion? On Saturday (May 14), the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is opening its doors for its annual Spring Fling adoption event.

The adoption event allows folks to name their own adoption fee for the AWLA’s adoptable cats, dogs and small animals in their care.

Among those animals is Liberty, a two-year-old male, black medium-haired cat.

“Liberty doesn’t know just how handsome he is, with his striking black fur and gorgeous green eyes, and we don’t think we’re going to tell him,” Gina Hardter of the AWLA told ALXnow. “It would spoil his sweet and humble nature.”

The adoption event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the AWLA, which is located at 4101 Eisenhower Avenue.

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Senior mastiff mix Brown spent the last 13 years perfecting the art of snuggling, and he can’t wait to show off his skills.

The light brown-colored male mastiff mix is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Brown is an easygoing fellow who’s not asking much of our his future family,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “He loves leisurely walks, comfy bed and all the ear scratches you have to offer. Bonus points if you let dogs on the couch!”

Brown’s adoption fee has been pre-paid by a generous donor. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt/By-Appointment.

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White and brown American rabbit Coco is sweeter than chocolate, and is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“American rabbits are known for being sweet, and Coco lives up to that designation,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “That said, her foster caregiver says she can be a bit sassy at times and is comfortable letting her best friends know her real opinions.”

Coco has been training with the AWLA’s volunteer team and is currently living with one of the AWLA’s amazing caregivers. Learn  more about her or schedule time to meet her by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-746-4774.

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Ten-year-old Trixie is full of excitement and is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

The dachshund/beagle mix loves three things most of all: snuggling, sniffing and snacks, according to AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.

“Don’t let her frosted face fool you,” Hardter said. “Trixie has quite a bit of pep in her step and loves adventures where she can get outside and explore the world.”

Trixie recently had a mastectomy, and due to the size of the mass, it is likely that is was not able to be entirely removed, and AWLA can discuss next steps and Trixie’s medical records.

Find out more about Trixie by emailing [email protected]org, or calling 703-746-4774.

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